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with russia. president obama calls off a meeting with president putin. and you have 15 years, oprah winfrey returns. the butler, racism in america, and the success of her own cable network. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama formally canceled the meeting next month with president putin. why? because of russia's offer of asylum to edward snowden. that is just the tip of an icebe iceberg. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessia yellin. she has all the latest for us. >> wolf, for a while the u.s. tried to reset relations for russia. if the administration had big hopes to reduce nuclear stockpiles or agree on how to press iran and syria for civility in the middle east. thanks to the breakdown in relations over edward snowden, now the goals are even further out of reach. also also set no thanks to russian president putin's one on one summit in moscow, putting a new frost in an already chili relationship. behind the latest cold front? edward snowden. >> even though we don't have a extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to r
now, president obama strongly defends government surveillance but says he'll work to protect privacy rights. and a possible u.s. government shutdown. we have it all covered for you this hour. >> the hunt for the california amber alert suspect and the 16-year-old girl he may be holding captive moves to the idaho wilderness after horseback riders report a possible sight ing. >> and the great white sharks, imagine pulling one on to your boat. that's what some researchers are trying to do. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin this hour with president obama. he says america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. following leaks revealing massive government snooping programs, he says he's acting to boost confidence in national security, surveillance, working with congress to make it more transparent. >> i'm going to be pushing the i.c. to do, rather than have a trunk come out here and a leg come out here and a tail come out there, let's just put the whole elephant out there so we can see what's working and what is not. >> and he says skipping the meeting with
constituencies are even worse when president obama won this sweeping electoral college victory in 2012. other republicans look at this map and say look at all this red in america, we kept our majority in the house, we have 30 governorships. some republicans argue it's not because the nominee was too conservative, they argue the nominee made the mistake of moving to the center. that's the debate in the party now. we do know in 2012 we know from the election the reason the president was able to win and win so convincingly, look at this. republicans lost the latino vote by 44 votes in 2012, lost the women vote by 11 points, lost the younger votes by 23 points. now there's new evidence among another key constituency the republicans are suffering. this is from polling from stan greenberg, a democrat but republicans don't dispute the elections. that group now over 65, their favorable opinion of the republicans party is only 28%, down 15 points from just a couple years ago. ask the elderly how are you going to vote in 2014, 46% say they'll vote republican. the republicans in 2010 had a 21-point adva
, this is obama presidency, second term legacy building. this is a chance for the attorney general, eric holder, who is probably leaving office in the next few months and for the president to do something i think they want to be remembered for. this is something the president and the attorney general apparently have been talking about for several years. so you see i think an effort here on the part of the attorney general eric holder to leave office perhaps with something other than fast and furious to be remembered by. >> it's a huge deal. i was a little surprised that eric holder made the announcement instead of the president of the united states. you've covered the justice department and you're new to cnn, you use to work at the wall street journal. were you a little surprised the president let eric holder do this as opposed to the president making the announcement? >> i think it's one of those things that the president of the white house wanted to make sure the attorney general gets some kind of press conference, something he can be remembered for other than. so scandals. >> excellent point
. lee, do you think america is more or less racist country since barack obama became president? >> wow, that's a powerful question. i think that people are angry that he's president, and i think that they are showing their true colors, and i think that -- i think that you know when danny strung wrote those words, any black man could be killed by any white man and get away with it, trayvon martin had not happened. i end the movie with hope. you know, he's walking down and obama is giving that famous speech, you know, and i come out of my edit room and trayvon martin has happened. so yeah, i think, i think so. sadly, i think so. >> very provocative but if you're watching at home and want to give me a view, tweet me at piers morgan. i got a tweet in from the last segment from robert zimmerman tweeted me saying very tragic about the shooting incidents but remember bans would have done nothing to stop either but of course had you banned assault weaponsapplyed to potentially both the cases. i understand he has a view, but i don't agree with it. the question whether barack obama's a sent to t
days. we now know that president obama has been making a flurry of calls, he was on the phone with the president of france. we know earlier he spoke with the prime minister of the uk. it seems to be that they now have enough information and now what's happening is the allies are getting together to decide what is the best way forward. >> and chris, what are the options that the u.s. is considering? >> reporter: well, no boots on the ground. no no-fly zone. what we're hearing is potentially what's being considered at least standoff options. fighter jets, firing from outside syrian air space. perhaps cruise missiles fired from one of four navy destroyers in the mediterranean. one of those moved closer to syria. all are equipped with tom hawk cruise missiles to hit land targets from the sea and we know the pentagon recently updated the list of targets potentially to go after not only command bunkers but the actual delivery systems, the artillery batteries and launch systems that could be used to deliver chemical weapons. i'm told by sources that basically all of these options are
are true, it has serious implications for the united states. the obama administration has said the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line. what happens now? we have live team coverage overseas and washington. let's start first with arwa damon live from beirut. what's the latest you're hearing, arwa? >> reporter: those images are so hard to watch and it's absolutely horrible scenes of lifeless children, doctors trying to desperately resuscitate others. i just spoke via skype with a doctor who says he is in syria, we cannot independently verify that. he said they're struggling in primitive conditions, unable to attend to all of those who are suffering the side effects of what he is also saying was a chemical attack. they look atroprine and oxygen. another volunteer medics throughout all of this, if you'll remember, he was describing the symptoms he personally felt. he said he initially lost vision and then he lost all feeling in his body, and at one point, he collapsed. now this is not the first time that we've heard claims of chemical weapons being used in syria. it is, however,
said it does believe chemical weapons were used in the syrian battlefield. this the obama administration saying causing a shift in u.s. policy towards arming the rebels. the mission for the team is not to establish who used chemical weapons but rather if they were used at all. >>> to russia where two champion sprinters apparently make a big statement by exchanging a kiss on the victory podium. >> reporte >> reporter: was it a kiss or a protest. two female russian athletes sharing a lengthy embrace on the podium over the weekend raising concerns they could be prosecuting for promoting what russia calls nontraditional sexual relations. neither athlete has yet issued a statement on the matter. >> thank you so much. >>> and they are starting to mismantle a mountain top get away that is making up the penthouse suite of a high rise in beijing. >> reporter: i want to show you the great lengths that the media here is covering the story. they have taken a drone and flown it above this enormous structure in beijing. these amazing pictures of this pretty extraordinary structure built
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